Clayton school board picks interim as permanent leader

Clayton County Public Schools ended its search for a leader Monday by appointing interim superintendent Luvenia W. Jackson as permanent superintendent.

Jackson, in the interim job since October 2012, is expected to get a three year contract when the board meets to vote on it June 23, with an effective start date of July 1, the district said.

Jackson retired from Clayton in 2010 after three decades with the district. She was a teacher, an assistant principal, a principal and an assistant superintendent and held other cabinet level positions.

School board chair Pam Adamson said parents and other community members supported Jackson in written responses to a recent survey. “It was clear that parents, students, teachers and even members of the community at large, are pleased with Ms. Jackson’s leadership and the stability she has provided the district over the last 21 months,” Adamson said in a written statement.

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